Tipping point (Mark Linoln #133) - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Ben Gurion
    • 31.07.06 | 00:57 (IDT)

    It could indeed be that Qana will become the tipping point; ending the war rather promptly. Tony Blair, the First Friend, has already declared the bombing must stop, so the US may be in splendid isolation when the Security Council debates within days whether to impose a cease-fire. It will be difficult to veto such a motion. (Condi Rice herself seems to have accepted the idea of a quick end, but not Bush yet. He still believes in fighting the windmills of worldwide terror.) Interestingly, the Israeli government is still talking about a 2 week campaign to "damage" Hizballah. This speaks volumes about their pathetic inexperience: 1. Since Hizballah is not going to be eliminated, and "damage" will be quickly repaired, so it doesn't pay to pursue this goal against int'l outcry. 2. In all previous wars, a critical issue was always when the end of the war will be imposed, and what to accomplish by that time. Today's blind mice think it is all up to them. 3. No short term goals.

    from the article: ANALYSIS: Israel failing to give U.S. the military cards it needs
    First published 00:00 30.07.06 | Last updated 00:00 30.07.06
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